What Is

Real-Life Learning?

  

 

 

   

  

     

Here is a wide variety of examples of

"real-life learning."  A few of these have "helps" in other

resources, as listed in the Key below.  These will give you a

hands-on means of organizing, documenting, or

enhancing the learning experience.

 

 

   

  

KEY:

 

P = Helps for this in Potpourri section of

Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+la

   

G = in the Grading Guidelines section of Form+U+la

 

L = in Lifestyle of Learning books

  

      

 

 

Gardening: Food, Floral, Landscaping

 

  

Embroidery, stitchery, or counted cross-stitch 

 

  

Camping (real camping counts for more!  )

 

  

Plan and complete a project of your own interest (L)

  

Performing service in community  

 

  

  Make a quilt

 

  

Hunting: taking an animal from field to freezer

 

  

Make elk/deer jerky or sausage, etc. (G)

 

  

Read stories onto an audio tape for children

 

  

Study different types of music (P)

 

  

Work on any aspect or type of a farm ~ food or dairy

  

  

Plan a vacation ~ on computer or on paper

  

     

Serve on a committee you have an interest in

  

 

Attend a city council meeting and reporting on it

(Click on the clipboard to the left to go to a form for this)

 

  

Plan an exercise  program for yourself (P)

(Click on the aerobic step above to go to mine.)

 

  

Prepare a meal, including planning the menu, finding recipes,

making the shopping list, and cooking it (P)

 

  

Learn how to make a month's worth of dinners

(Click on the recipe book to the right to go to a

form to help you organize this.)

 

  

Cooking and baking, Gourmet cooking (P)

(Click on the pie to the left go to our Recipe Page!)

 

    

Take a health-related workshop at a hospital

 

  

   Work at the family business

 

  

Have an adequate season of focusing on and developing an interest (L)

 

  

Help build, remodel, clean, or serve food at a homeless shelter,

"wheels on meals," orphanage

 

  

Study and cook (and eating) healthy dishes

 

  

4-H, Scouts, Civil Air Patrol meetings

 

  

Make/build/design crafts of any type

 

  

Make and selling your work at a bazaar

 

Do a Lemonade Stand including setting up the booth and

handling and recording sales

 

  

Take a class at a fabric or craft shop

 

  

Tour museums or visit historical sites

 

  

Create a school name and logos for your homeschool,

and make your own I.D. cards for each child

 

  

Come up with "school colors", and then make T-shirts

or aprons with your school name and logos on them

(Click on the ASB card to the left to go to a web page on OURS!)

 

  

Learn the locations of all 50 states

(Click on the U.S. Map to the right to go to a blank

check-off sheet to help you learn these.)

 

  

Watch a movie or play with historical, life-changing, or aesthetic value (P)

 

  

Study overviews of the major religions of the world (P)

 

 

   Tutor or read to younger (than YOU) children

 

  

Get involved in a play, concert or recital in any capacity:

acting, stage hand, making costumes, directing, choreographing, set

  building, being an extra or in the chorus, etc.

(Sharnessa used to do this growing up and went on to be

one of two singers/dancers in a Christian pop band and was one of

the two choreographers for the group!  Click on the CD

cover to the right to read about it!)

 

  

Attend concerts and performances

 

  

Read a book to a younger child

 

  

Make up a 7-aspect health plan for yourself (P)

 

  

Take Lessons: instrument, gymnastics, dance, voice, choir,

skating, band, symphony, golf, or any sport

 

  

Write an essay or make up a web page (which is just an essay that

you can put onto the Internet) with all of your interests,

roles in life, hobbies, talents, and jobs

(Click on the picture of me to the left to go to MY page on this! 

It will give you a good idea for how to organize such a page!)

 

  

Make up a "This is Me" page of yourself (Kids AND parents can do this! 

Click on the pencil to the left to go to the master for such a page!)

 

  

Study the stars (astronomy, not astrology)

 

  

Visit a nursing home, shut-in or hospital

 

  

Lead a family meeting (P)

 

  

Visit or perform for sick children at a hospital

 

  

Going through difficult situations with parental guidance

and the Holy Spirit

 

Watch the process of a house being constructed

over a period of several weeks, or better yet...

 

  

Help remodel or build on to the house

(Click on the clipboard to the left to go to a skills form for this.)

 

  

Attend Master Gardeners meetings 

 

  

Interview people of various occupations and interests (P)

 

Learn how to sew     

 

  

Read "real books"

 

  

Collect food for a food barrel

 

  

Glean food for the poor from grocery stores

 

  

Work at a nursing home: feeding patients

 

  

Go on a mission outreach trip

 

  

Help to deliver food, clothing, blankets to the needy

 

  

Write a letter to the editor about something

you are concerned about

 

  

Attend workshops and seminars of special personal interest

 

  

 

Make a High School Memory Book (P)

 

  

Be part of a homeschool choir

  

Organize a closet, room, shelves  (P)

 

  

Build a dog or cat house

 

  

Find out the core conflicts and outcomes of the

major wars of the U.S. (P)

  

Pick berries and store (can, dry, freeze) or preserve (jams and jellies)

 

  

Create and present a Nativity Scene play

 

  

Create the invitations and programs for the above play

 

  

Make up your own words to children's songs

(Click on the mother-and-child to the right to go to our

"Love Lullabyes" area ~ with all the songs *I* made up!)

 

  

Participate in a running, jogging, swimming

or bicycle marathon

 

  

Learn to oil paint, watercolor, or tole paint

 

  

Make your own bird feeders

 

  

Watch & learn about birds

 

  

Attend a Creation Science seminar

 

  

Evaluate the wholesomeness of a song or movie (P)

     

  

Plant and grow seeds, indoors or outdoors

 

  

Computer: learning computer programs, operations & terms (P)

 

 

Own and/or care for a horse

  

     

Participate in a Toastmasters (Speech) Meeting or

Speechcrafters Class

 

  

Attend a Basic Life Principles (or any Christian) seminar

 

  

Browse an art show  at a library, museum or park

 

  

Learn the various cooking terms (P)

 

  

Help a neighbor or relative take care of their younger children

 

  

Find out the meaning of your name and

a Bible verse to go with it (P)

 

  

Do a creative, in-depth, or topical Bible Study (P)

 

  

Create a Family Newsletter, not just at Christmas,

but anytime ~ or regularly ~ through the year

 

  

Research the Internet for a topic of (valuable and moral) interest

 

  

Calculate the costs and care of getting a pet (P)

 

  

Visit (and really experience) a science center

 

  

Help answer phone lines at a Christian

radio or television station and/or telethon

 

  

Interview a pastor, elder, or deacon on their

denominationís beliefs (P)

 

  

Interview someone who is waiting on God's timing

for their future spouse

(Click on the heart to the left to go to a "Purity Interview"

that you can use to do this!)

 

  

Put on a tea party with Mom, friends, and/or dolls

 

  

Do your own unique, personal Homeschool Graduation!

(Click on the graduation cap to the right to read about Tory's!)

 

  

  

    

  

     

   

The shelf at the top, teacup, pencil bin, orange berries,

the pink and tiny gold houses, hamsters, note pad, recipe book, computer desk, 

Mary and Jesus scene, birdhouse, sunflower seeds are all from:

Helena's Graphic Garden

  

The embroidery hoop, book stack, barn, quilt square, jar of plums, aerobic step,

tiny garden, and sewing basket are from:

A Touch of Country

  

The baby in buggy, blue striped background, and ear of corn

are from:

Original Country Clipart

  

The pie, reading bear, and shining star are from:

Pat's Web Graphics

        

The smiling, blinking face is from

Mary's Little Lamb

  

The hanging apron is from:

Checkerboard Graphic Farm

  

The spinning dollar and musical note are from

Animation Factory

   

The animated hammer is from:

Xoom.com

  

The Bible is from:

ArtExtras

   

  

  

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